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Unit of competency details

AHCLSK205 - Handle livestock using basic techniques (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCLSK205A - Handle livestock using basic techniquesThis unit is equivalent to AHCLSK205A Handle livestock using basic techniques 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 27/Jun/2016


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
AMP - Australian Meat Processing Training PackageAustralian Meat Processing Training Package 2.0-4.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-4.0 

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050105 Animal Husbandry  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050105 Animal Husbandry  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release Number

TP Version

Comments

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely move, draft and control livestock using basic methods and procedures in an agricultural enterprise.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety, animal welfare and biosecurity legislation and codes of practice and sustainability practices.

This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They identify and provide solutions to a limited range of predictable problems.

In addition to legal responsibilities, all units of competency dealing with animals in the AHC Training Package have the requirements for animals to be handled humanely to minimise stress and discomfort.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Livestock (LSK)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to handle livestock

1.1 Confirm work plan with supervisor

1.2 Identify, prepare and maintain livestock handling areas, gates and access routes

1.3 Select, check and prepare handling equipment for use and report missing equipment, malfunctions and need for maintenance as required

1.4 Recognise hazards in the workplace and report safety concerns

1.5 Select appropriate personal protective equipment and ensure correct fit

2. Handle livestock

2.1 Locate and identify livestock for handling

2.2 Observe and anticipate behavioural characteristics of livestock and use appropriate handling methods

2.3 Move livestock to designated handling areas and carry out procedures to control, draft and sort livestock with due care and in line with enterprise animal welfare policies

2.4 Carry out restraint procedures safely and with minimum stress and discomfort to livestock and in line with enterprise animal welfare policies

2.5 Monitor and anticipate continually livestock behaviour during moving and drafting processes to ensure wellbeing of livestock and safety of handlers

2.6 Conduct or tally livestock numbers or livestock count of groups/mobs and record or report as required

2.7 Recognise and report environmental implications associated with livestock production

3. Complete handling procedure

3.1 Confirm livestock dispersal plan with supervisor as required

3.2 Prepare gates and access routes for livestock departure

3.3 Move livestock to designated areas safely and with minimal stress

3.4 Ensure adequate clean water and feed at destination as required

3.5 Clean and maintain handling areas and equipment and store surplus materials

3.6 Report handling area maintenance requirements and equipment faults or malfunctions

3.7 Dispose of livestock residues and waste in accordance with environmental practices

3.8 Record and report relevant information

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCLSK205A Handle livestock using basic techniques

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release Number

TP Version

Comments

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • prepare handling areas, gates and access routes for livestock movement
  • monitor and anticipate livestock behaviour
  • recognise enterprise livestock identification systems
  • identify and draft livestock during handling operations
  • move and control livestock using low stress livestock handling techniques
  • minimise undue stress and risk to livestock and handlers
  • recognise livestock abnormalities
  • assess, calculate and record livestock numbers
  • control the environmental impacts associated with livestock production within the limitations of own responsibility
  • follow enterprise work health and safety policies
  • follow enterprise animal welfare policies

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • livestock behavioural characteristics and movement in handling areas
  • components and functions of handling equipment
  • handling techniques and restraint methods
  • enterprise livestock identification systems
  • environmental codes of practice with regard to livestock production
  • regulatory controls with regard to handling livestock on public roads where required
  • common livestock breeds
  • basic nutritional and welfare requirements
  • range of common livestock abnormalities, illnesses and injuries and associated signs
  • relevant work health and safety requirements
  • relevant animal welfare and biosecurity legislation and codes of practice

Assessment Conditions

Competency is to be assessed in the work place or workplace and simulated environments that accurately reflect performance in a real workplace setting.

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72